According to the U.S. Green Building Council, "A green home uses less energy, water and natural resources, creates less waste and is healthier for the people living inside compared to a standard home ... A home can be built green, or you can make it green later ... Green homes are healthier, more durable and more cost-effective." 

Following are some links that will help you get started on making your home "greener."

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5 Green Projects Under $50

  1. Install aerators on faucets
  2. Clean your refrigerator coils
  3. Replace weatherstripping
  4. Reduce light pollution
  5. Clean green

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15 Green Projects for Under $500

  1. Build a clothesline
  2. Add a tube-type skylight
  3. Put a recirculating pump under the sink
  4. Insulate hot water pipes
  5. Plant deciduous trees
  6. Install a programmable thermostat
  7. Create a rain garden
  8. Install a smart ceiling fan
  9. Replace can lights
  10. Build a worm bin

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  • Mother Earth News - Green Homes
  • National Energy Tech Lab
  • National Geographic - The Green Guide
  • Organic & Whole Health Essentials
  • Protecting Children Environmental Exposure
  • Radon & Real Estate
  • Recycled Products
  • Outdoor Adventure Recycling Charlottesville
  • RE Green
  • Regreen Remodeling Guidelines
  • Residential Energy Services Network
  • Solar Advantage Water Heaters
  • Solar Panels for the Home
  • Solar Panels in Virginia
  • Solar Panels - Pros, Cons, and Hidden Costs
  • Solar Panels - Pros and Cons of Going Solar
  • Solar Panels - US Green Building Council
  • Solar Power at Home
  • State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency
  • Story of Stuff
  • Structural Insulated Panel Assoc.
  • Sustainability when driving
  • Tax Credits for Energy Efficiency
  • The Daily Green Consumer's Guide
  • This Old House Newsletter
  • USDE Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy
  • USA Recycled Products
  • US Green Building Council
  • US Home Services Directory - Green
  • VA Division of Energy
  • VA Sustainable Building Network
  • Walkable Places to Live
  • Wetlands Preservation
  • What Makes a Green Home?
  • Whole Building Design Guide

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